Coye Knives today announces a new custom fixed blade based on the ever awesome Ridgeback called the ForeRunner™, and we’ve got your first look.
You should of course be familiar with the Ridgeback, but just in case you’re not, check out our review here. First and foremost, the custom handmade Ridgeback has been officially retired. Boker will continue to offer the production version of the Ridgeback, but you will no longer see custom Ridgebacks from Coye Knives. That of course means that the custom Ridgebacks already in circulation just became even more special.
I can already hear fans of the Ridgeback groaning, but do not let your heart be troubled, because the ForeRunner™, which again is based on the Ridgeback, is everything you loved about the Ridgeback and more. The best way to see what has changed is to see them side-by-side.
If you look closely you’ll see the differences. More sweep, more curve, more ergonomics. Additionally, the custom Kydex sheath has been completely redesigned to be more streamlined and concealable, and should allow a better “full grip” on the knife when drawing.
Personally, I can’t wait to try one. Here are some more ForeRunner™ photos courtesy of Coye Knives.
I have it on good authority that mid-tech versions of the ForeRunner™ are planned, but I have not heard when they will be available. For now, the ForeRunner™ is custom only.
If you’re anything like me, you want a ForeRunner™ as soon as possible. To keep up with availability, I suggest signing up for the Coye Knives newsletter, and following Coye on social media (links below). I’ll have more information on availability next week.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 16, 2014
Coye Knives LLC
PO Box 470684
Tulsa, OK 74147
Coye Knives Announces the new ForeRunner™ Fixed Blade
Coye Knives LLC, a Tulsa, OK based custom knife shop owned and operated by Bill Coye, announces the ForeRunner™, a small fixed blade design based on the wildly popular Coye Ridgeback.
“You spoke and we listened. As an evolutionary change to the Ridgeback design, the ForeRunner™ offers several upgraded features while staying true to the original design concept,” Coye says. “With more handle depth, swept finger choil, additional thumb jimping and scalloped handle area, the ForeRunner™ now has even better ergonomics but still maintains the basic form factor pioneered by the Ridgeback. Additionally, the custom made kydex sheath has been redesigned as an even more compact carry system for greater concealability.”
Custom handmade versions of the Coye ForeRunner™ will be available April 21th, 2014 and can be purchased initially on CoyeKnives.com, and then through authorized dealers. Make sure to connect with Coye Knives on Facebook and Instagram for more information.